Which new LG phone did you like better? LG V50 vs LG G8

Which new LG phone did you like better? LG V50 vs LG G8
Weirdly enough, LG launched both the G8 ThinQ and V50 ThinQ at the same time (we expected the V50 in 6 months). And they share a lot of similarities, but also have some features to differentiate them.

The LG G8 has the new Z Camera on the front, which allows for Face ID-like face detection or even mapping the veins on your palm to use as a biometric lock. Additionally, the Z Camera can read air gestures, so you can control the G8 without even touching the phone — useful for when your hands are wet or dirty. The G8 also has a Crystal Sound OLED display — no earpiece here, but the top half of the screen vibrates to transfer sound... yeah. It still has a Boombox speaker at the bottom, which works together with the Crystal Sound to create a nice, spacious sound picture.

The V50 doesn't have the Z Camera and uses a "boring" old earpiece instead of a vibrating OLED screen. But it does have some things that the G8 doesn't. For one, the LG V50 has a regular, wide-angle, and telephoto camera on the back (the G8 is missing the latter) and both a "normal" and a wide-angle camera on the front (again, G8 only has the regular selfie camera). There's also this fun, yet possibly gimmicky secondary display case for the LG V50, which has the ability to turn it into a semi-gaming console or a somewhat foldable phone for a fraction of the price. And, of course, LG V50 will be 5G-compatible, in case that matters to you.

So, we wonder, which of these phones did you find more attractive?

LG G8 or LG V50: which one did you like more?

LG G8 ThinQ
LG V50

Related phones

V50 ThinQ
  • Display 6.4" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 4000 mAh(26h talk time)
G8 ThinQ
  • Display 6.1" 1440 x 3120 pixels
  • Camera 12 MP / 8 MP front
  • Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 855, Octa-core, 2840 MHz
  • Storage 128 GB + microSDXC
  • Battery 3500 mAh(22h talk time)



1. OneLove123

Posts: 1195; Member since: Aug 28, 2018

I like both

2. Cat97

Posts: 1935; Member since: Mar 02, 2017

I can't see any meaningful difference between them. Both are huge phones with last year's design and no real innovation.

10. sgodsell

Posts: 7454; Member since: Mar 16, 2013

No real innovations. What about the time of flight camera, which Apple is dropping in favour of LG's new time of flight camera. Apple's FaceID is a POS in comparison to LG's new time of flight front camera. Apple's FaceID setup has an iR projector that sends out dots of light (around 30,000), and can only do a face. LG's setup can do a lot more including air gestures, AR, and more. Especially since it can generate a full 3D point map of what is in its view. Apple's setup cannot do that, and I guess that is why Apple is going with time of flight camera setup instead. Also LG still has a finger print scanner. Something that no new iPhones give you anymore. Apple forces you to use what they want you to use. Remember the one company that isn't innovating is Apple.

3. shield

Posts: 852; Member since: Sep 12, 2015

Both awesome!

4. surethom

Posts: 1720; Member since: Mar 04, 2009

Prefer the V50 buts its too big, much prefer the G8 size.

5. smajilya

Posts: 26; Member since: Aug 08, 2017

These phones are targeted for different audiences. Both are unattractive for me in front of Huawei and Xiaomi. LG is stepping towards HTC.


Posts: 29; Member since: Oct 23, 2014

for a device of this quality, price factor is 90% what matters

7. Plasticsh1t

Posts: 3109; Member since: Sep 01, 2014

The S10 lineup. Samsung killed it this year.

8. hpspectrex360

Posts: 57; Member since: May 10, 2017

Just for that glowing 5G logo on the back of the V50, I'm going with the G8. Though tbh neither are interesting to me. Samsung did too good this year.


Posts: 196; Member since: May 28, 2018

V50 without the 5G

11. shnibz

Posts: 510; Member since: Sep 18, 2011

No PhoneArena poll has needed a "Neither" button more than this one does.

12. Tsepz_GP

Posts: 1176; Member since: Apr 12, 2012

LG V50.

13. DFranch

Posts: 557; Member since: Apr 20, 2012

Not really interested in 5G. I don't think it will be relevant for at least a year, and probably 2 or more. So, there is no reason to pay a premium for it yet.

14. bucknassty

Posts: 1353; Member since: Mar 24, 2017

still scratching my head at V50.... it's like.... idk maybe they should have waited to see how people liked the G8 first... idk... price also matters a lot here

15. Damac71nina

Posts: 25; Member since: Aug 06, 2012

Lg v50 would be my pick if it wasn’t 5G. I’ll stay with 4g as long as possible and let the lab rats test out the new radiation possibly cancerous 5G

16. Sparkxster

Posts: 1240; Member since: Mar 31, 2017

G8 wins this one the ToF camera is amazing.

17. warrenellis93

Posts: 550; Member since: Jul 21, 2011

Want to see stylo 5

18. michaelny2001

Posts: 336; Member since: Aug 01, 2012

they look exactly the same...meh

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